Jake Schuman and Ross Thompson Promoted for Outstanding Performance and Partnership
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 14, 2016 – Celebrated as one of the best places to work, PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jake Schuman and Ross Thompson.
As Senior Channel Manager, Jake continues to head the company’s fast-growing Orange County, Calif., offices and serve as a lead executive for PlanetOne’s strategic accounts, expanding MSP practice and West Coast new business efforts. Jake joined PlanetOne in 2014, and is celebrated for his efforts in establishing and growing the company’s MSP business, as well as closing record 2016 sales deals with many of PlanetOne’s Preferred Providers including Masergy and Rackspace.
In his expanded role as National Channel Manager, Ross takes on responsibility for growing PlanetOne’s channel accounts across the U.S. and accelerating the company’s success with Preferred Providers and nationally-focused channel partners. Ross joined PlanetOne in 2011, and is being recognized for his continued efforts to elevate the PlanetOne partner experience and ensure the company is seen by its channel partners as one of the most valuable players within the partner ecosystem.
“Jake and Ross are hard-working, results-minded, relationship-building executives who share in and demonstrate daily PlanetOne’s commitment to continuously earning the business of our providers and partners,” said Lauren Shapiro, president, PlanetOne Communications. “On behalf of the entire team at PlanetOne, congratulations to Jake and Ross on these well-deserved promotions. Together, we have worked hard and played hard in 2016 to deliver a simply phenomenal year for our channel partners, and thanks to everyone’s relentless efforts our forecast for 2017 is off the charts.”
Capping off another record year, PlanetOne was recently awarded an Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Award, recognizing the industry leader as one of top 50 privately-held companies in Arizona, and named one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for the sixth year in a row by Inc. magazine. In 2016, PlanetOne expanded its executive team and Preferred Provider Program, welcoming Bernadette Richardson as VP of Marketing, and onboarding several new Preferred Providers for 2017 including Aryaka, Datapipe, TelePacific Communications and Verizon.
About PlanetOne Communications
PlanetOne is the IT channel and telecom industry’s preferred business partner for identifying and delivering cloud-based and connectivity solutions to small and midsize businesses and enterprises. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., the industry pioneer is celebrated by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies and regarded as a top-performing partner for hundreds of telecom agents and channel partners nationwide. In 2015, PlanetOne ranked No. 1 in the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual “Best Places to Work” survey. The award-winning PlanetOne Partner Program is included in CRN’s Connectivity Solutions Partner Program Guide in 2014 and 2015. To reach PlanetOne call (877) 487.8353 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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